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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 161

Effect of exposed goods order

             (1)  If an exposed goods order is in force in relation to exposed goods, the following provisions (to the extent that they are applicable) apply in relation to the goods as if they were subject to biosecurity control:

                     (a)  Division 4 (biosecurity risk assessment powers);

                     (b)  Division 5 (biosecurity measures to manage unacceptable level of biosecurity risk);

                     (c)  Divisions 6 and 7 (unloading goods);

                     (d)  Division 8 (reporting biosecurity incidents);

                     (e)  Division 10 (release of goods from biosecurity control).

             (2)  An exposed goods order ceases to be in force in relation to exposed goods if any of the following occurs:

                     (a)  the order expires;

                     (b)  the order is revoked;

                     (c)  subject to subsection (3), the goods are released from biosecurity control under Division 10.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  goods to which an exposed goods order is in force are released from biosecurity control under paragraph 162(1)(e) by leaving Australian territory on a conveyance that is on a journey between places in Australian territory; and

                     (b)  the exposed goods order has not expired and has not been revoked when the conveyance re-enters Australian territory during that journey;

the exposed goods order takes effect again when the conveyance re-enters Australian territory during that journey.

Note:          Goods are released from biosecurity control under paragraph 162(1)(e) if they leave Australian territory.



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